These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
Christie's Geneva, 8th May 1988, Lot 251 (signed vase)
Literature: Helmut Ricke et al, Lötz, Böhmisches Glas 1800-1940, Band 1 Werkmonographie (Munich, 1989) p. 152 cat.142 (‘Medici’ vase decoration and form illustrated)